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Migrant fishermen vulnerable to abuse

Foreign and local experts, as well as government officials addressed Thursday human rights abuses faced by migrant workers in South Korea’s fishing industry and exchanged suggestions to improve the situation. Hosted by the National Assembly Human Rights Forum, Advocates for Public Interes...

Updated : 2016.08.25 21:00

50% of Koreans stressed by family holiday commitments

Half of Koreans have at least once thought about taking an alternative trip to avoid the “holiday stress” that comes with family holidays such as “Chuseok,” a survey by Expedia has revealed. Accor...

Updated : 2016.08.25 18:18

Korea's urban population continues to rise in 2015

South Korea's urban population continued to increase last year with more than 90 percent of the total population living in less than 17 percent of the total land here, a government report showed Thursday.According to the report from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the n...

Updated : 2016.08.25 18:09

Stabbing in Anyang leaves one dead, another injured

One woman has died and another was left injured after a man stabbed them with a knife in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. A 33-year-old man, identified by his surname Lee, stabbed the two senior...

Updated : 2016.08.25 17:01

Korea prepares emergency measures to bolster birthrate

The South Korean government will mobilize short-term emergency measures to fight the country’s staggeringly low fertility rate such as by expanding state subsidies for couples’ seeking infertility t...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:59

South Korea confirms second cholera case

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that it has confirmed this country’s second case of cholera in Geoje, South Gyeongsang province.The confirmation comes two days afte...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:45

Gov't announces measures to tackle low birthrate

The government on Thursday rolled out a set of measures to tackle the nation's chronic low birthrate, aiming to increase the number of newborns by additional 20,000 next year.Under the measures finalized in a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and announced by the Minist...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:22

Korean-Algerian couple found dead in suspected murder suicide

Police on Wednesday said that they were investigating the case of a dead Algerian-Korean couple whose bodies were found in Jeongseon County, Gangwon Province, Tuesday. The dominant presumption at the ...

Updated : 2016.08.25 14:48

PM pledges constant efforts to tackle low birthrate, promote work-family balance

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday pledged "constant efforts" to tackle the low birthrate and promote a work-family balance, outlining the government's comprehensive package of programs to back the efforts.During the government's policy coordination meeting, Hwang stressed that the g...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:39

Korea's childbirths slide to 6-month low in June

The number of childbirths in South Korea dropped to a six-month low in June on a low birthrate and late marriage trend, government data showed Thursday.About 32,900 babies were born in June, down 7.3 percent, or 2,600, from 35,500 a year earlier, marking the lowest monthly tally since Dece...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:34

Seoul court orders Japanese firm to compensate forced labor victims

A Seoul district court on Thursday ordered a Japanese firm to compensate 14 South Koreans subjected to forced labor during Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule.The Central District Court ruled in favor of the South Korean victims who filed a suit in 2013 based on their claim that they were forced...

Updated : 2016.08.25 13:26

Korea confirms 2nd cholera infection

South Korea has confirmed an additional case of cholera, raising the number of people infected with the water-born disease here to two, local health authorities said Thursday.A 73-year-old woman residing in the southern coast of the country is presumed to have contracted the disease from e...

Updated : 2016.08.25 11:22

Prosecutors seek 7 years for wife accused of rape

Prosecutors on Wednesday asked for seven years in prison for a woman charged with raping her husband. Shim, 41, is being tried in Seoul Central District Court for confining her husband for 29 hours in...

Updated : 2016.08.25 10:56

NHIS shares Korea's successful health insurance model with the world

The National Health Insurance Service, a public corporation managing health care here, is reaching out abroad with South Korea’s health insurance models to share its expertise and accomplishments. Fo...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:34

[FEATURE] Noise pollution blights city dwellers' lives

This is the second installment of a three-part series on Seoul's battle against three types of urban pollution: smell, noise, and light. --Ed.Bustling with talented young buskers, Seoul’s Daehangno a...

Updated : 2016.08.24 17:10